Following on from the launch of the “Klepcys Vertical Tourbillon” in 2018, the first model to feature a tourbillon complication in its range, independent brand CYRUS, based in Le Locle, is expanding its collection.
At Baselworld 2019, the brand presented a new version of the KLEPCYS VERTICAL SKELETON TOURBILLON.
The man behind the new watch is Jean-François Mojon, the Manufacture’s master watchmaker. With this new piece, he has set out to renew the magic of the Klepcys Vertical Tourbillon, creating an interpretation that showcases the innovative mechanism driving the watch.
The tourbillon cage, placed in the middle of the dial for the first time, is set on a vertical axis at a 90° angle. Extensive studies by the technical team at CYRUS revealed that this angle ensures the tourbillon cage is almost always in the vertical position when on the wrist, thereby optimizing its performance in precision.
Each element of the mechanism is finely finished and decorated. All the visible elements on the “face” of the watch are positioned in such a way that ensures the design is perfectly symmetrical, and are set out in a three-dimensional architecture which adds further depth.
The arched vertical bridge, inspired by Leonardo da Vinci’s bridge, is decorated using the “microbillage” technique with beveled, polished edges and frames the tourbillon cage performs one full rotation in one minute. It divides the dial into two equal parts, making it easier to read off the retrograde hours and minutes. This original 3D structure is protected by a tailor-made sapphire crystal glass which is domed and anti-reflective, with a thickness of 1.2 mm.
To the right, a DLC black arch decorated with microbillage shows a scale running from 0 to 60 at 5-second intervals. It is embellished with a 4N gold or silver-finish edge, depending on the versions, and indicates the sweeping retrograde minutes with an exclusively sculpted hand.
The left-hand arch in white Arabic numerals, which features the same finish as the minutes, marks the retrograde jumping hours. The seconds can be read off the tourbillon cage thanks to small numbered blocks, with the 60 seconds highlighted in red.
4N rose gold with a black DLC titanium bezel
Every component of the hand-winding manufacture movement, caliber CYR625, with a double barrel offering more than a 100-hour power reserve, has been decorated to give the watch a sophisticated allure. The movement can also be seen from the case back.
Grade 5 titanium with black DLC
The grey-colored bridges, thanks to the NAC galvanic treatment, are decorated with a slightly curved sunray pattern and have a microbillé satin finish that contrasts with the polished finish of the edges. The two parallel barrels have black lacquered ratchet-wheels adorned with CYRUS’s signature propeller-like logo, whilst the screw heads are mirror-polished.
The watch is housed in a signature cushion-shaped case. It has a diameter of 44mm, excluding the two crowns set at 3 and 9.
4N rose gold
THE KLEPCYS VERTICAL SKELETON TOURBILLON is a limited edition manufactured in three versions. Only five pieces of each are available: in grade 5 titanium with black DLC treatment, in 4N rose gold and a two-tone version in 4N rose gold with a black DLC titanium bezel.
The watch comes on a black alligator leather strap with a folding DLC titanium clasp for the titanium and two-tone versions. The model in 4N rose gold features a brown alligator leather strap, with a gold buckle.
US$129,000 in Titanium
US$145,000 in Two-tone titanium and Rose Gold
US$166,000 in full Rose Gold